91st PA: Francis Dennis Harrigan

Francis Dennis Harrigan

Before the war

He was born in 1836/37, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 3 (24 in 1861), 12 (40 in 1880), 16 (53 at death in 1892), 19 (24 in 1861). place: 3, 12]

When he enlisted, he was a carpenter. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 August 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania, by Captain Lentz. He was mustered into service as a private, in company E, by Colonel Reiff. [sources: 1, 3, 8, 17, 19 (27 Aug 61, 28 Aug 61)]

He is listed as a private on the company E muster-in roll, dated 9 September 1861, Philadelphia, Pennsylania. [source: 19]

He is listed on the company E muster roll, dated 31 October 1861, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 19]

He is listed on the company E muster roll dated 31 December 1861. [source: 19]

He is listed as present on the January-February 1862 and March-April 1862 company muster rolls. [source: 19]

On 12 April 1862, he was quartered in a large house opposite the capital, in a room with Henry Mathers (E) and James Williams (E). [source: 18]

He is listed as present on the May-June 1862 company muster roll. [source: 19]

He was promoted to corporal on 1 May 1862, for soldierly appearances, replacing Louis Brophy, who had been promoted. [sources: 2, 3]

He is listed as a corporal, and present, on a special muster roll dated 18 August 1862. On the July-August 1862 muster roll, he is listed as present, promoted from private to corporal by regimental order. [source: 19]

He is listed as present on the September-October 1862, and November-December 1862, muster rolls. [source: 19]

He is listed as present on the company muster roll for 1 November 1862 to 28 February 1863. [source: 19]

He was listed on a special muster roll for 10 April 1863. The recapitulation shows that he was present. [source: 19]

He is listed as present on the 28 February to 10 May 1863 muster roll, and on the May-June 1863 muster roll.

He fought, as a corporal, at the battle of Gettysburg. [source: 5]

He is listed as present on the July-August 1863 muster roll.

He fought, as a corporal, at the battle of Gettysburg. [source: 5]

He is listed as present on the September-October and November-December 1863 muster rolls. [source: 19]

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist. On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave, by special orders no 177 (1 January 1864) and 30 (25 February 1864), headquarters, 2nd division, 5th Army Corps. [sources: 6, 7, 19]

He is listed on a detachment muster roll for January-February 1864, Camp at Warrenton Junction. [source: 19]

On the January-February 1864 muster roll, he is listed as temporarily transferred by special order 177. [source: 19]

He is listed as present on the March-April 1864, May-June 1864, and July-August muster rolls. [source: 19]

He mustered out on 9 September 1864 when his term expired, at Weldon Railroad, Virginia. He had last been paid to 29 February 1864. He was owed $22.45, and $100 in bounty. He was a corporal, in company E. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 8 (1864?), 11, 17, 19]

On the September-October 1864 company muster roll, he was reported discharged. [source: 19]

After the war

On 4 April 1878, he successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 10, 15]

In 1880, he was living at 1621 South Tenth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, and children Charles, Mary, Cornelius, and Margaret, along with his in-laws. He was a carpenter. [source: 12]

In 1890, he was living at 1621 Tenth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The only Dennis Harrigan in the 1890 Gopsill's city directory was living at rear 245 Levant Street, and was a shoemaker--but based on his appearance in other censuses, that Dennis Harrigan is a different person. [sources: 8, 9]

He died on 6 January 1892, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of valvular heart disease. He was a carpenter. [sources: 14, 15, 16]

The funeral was held on Saturday from his late residence, 1511 [?] South Eighth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. High Mass was held at Annunciation Church. On 9 January 1892, he was buried at New Cathedral Cemetery. [sources: 14, 16]

On 22 January [?] 1892, his widow, Mary Harrigan, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 9, 15]

In 1900, his widow Mary was living at 1500 South Eighth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her children Charles, Regina, Cornelius, Catherine, and Alice, along with a boarder. She had had six children, five of whom were living. Presumably the Margaret in the 1880 census is the sixth child, which would imply that the Regina in the 1900 census is the Mary in the 1900 census. [source: 13]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 list of non-commissioned officers, company E

3 descriptive roll, company E, entry 41 (Francis D Harrigan)

4 company E, register of men discharged, number 23 (Francis D Harrigan)

5 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (F D Harrigan)

6 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Harrigan)

8 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district [blank], page 1, line 14 (F Dennis Harrigan)

9 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Dennis Harrigan)

10 pension index, by name (Francis D Harrigan)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 10 September 1864 (Corp Harrigan)

12 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 17, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 251 B = 26 handwritten (Dennis Harrigan)

13 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1st ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 9, microfilm series T623, film 1451, page 111 B = 10 handwritten (Mary Harrigan)

14 death notice, D F Harrigan, Philadelphia Inquirer 8 January 1892, page 6

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Francis D Harrigan)

16 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6 January 1892, #14545 [?] (Francis D Harrigan)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis D Harrigan)

18 letter, Henry Mathers to his mother, 12 April 1862, in her pension certificate file (Harrigan)

19 compiled service record, E 91 PA (Francis Harrigan)

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Francis Dennis Harrigan in the 91st PA database

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 17, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 251 B = 26 handwritten]
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street nameS Tenth Street
house number1621           
dwelling visit #241           
family visit #252           
nameFlynn Wm- Margaret- James- John- WilliamO'Brien WilliamHarrigan Dennis- Mary- Chas- Mary- Cornelius- Margaret
colorWWWWWWWWWWWW
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relationship WifeSonSonG SonNephewS in lawDaughterG SonG daughterG SonG daughter
single    11  1111
married111   11    
widowed/divorced   1        
married during year            
occupationFruit dealerKeeping houseCarpenterTrunk [?] makerat homeLaborerCarpenterAt homeat schoolat homeat homeat home
months unemployed            
currently ill?            
blind            
deaf/dumb            
idiotic            
insane            
disabled            
school this year        1   
can't read            
can't write 1          
birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandPennaPennaPennaIrelandPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district [blank], page 1, line 14]
[line] 14
[house] 208
[family] 222
[name] Harrigan F Dennis
[rank] Corp
[company] E
[unit] 91 P.V. Inf.
[enlistment date] 28 Aug 1861
[discharge date] 9 Sept 1864 ['1865' is written below '1864']
[length of service] 2 years, [blank] months, 12 days
[post office address] 1621st 10th do [sc. Phila]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[transcription at Ancestry, searched January 2005]
Dennis Harrigan, shoemkr, h 1 r 245 Levant

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1st ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 9, microfilm series T623, film 1451, page 111 B = 10 handwritten]
line77787980818283
streetSouth Eight [sic] Street
house number1500      
dwelling number199      
family number225      
nameHarrigan Mary- Charles- Regina- Cornelius- Cathrine [sic]- AliceFlynn John
relationshipHeadSonDaughterSonDaughterDaughterBoarder
colorWWWWWWW
sexFMFMFFM
birth dateOct 1844Mar 1872Sept 1876Apr 1878Feb 1882Oct 1884Dec 1881
age55282322181518
married?WdSSSSSS
# years married       
mother of how many children?6      
# of children living5      
birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland
immigration year       
# years in USA       
naturalized citizen?       
occupationNotion Goods Saleswoman [illegible]Salesman Clothing At SchoolPrinter
# months not employed0 00  0
# months in school     10 
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR      
free or mortgaged       
farm/houseH      
# of farm schedule       

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed May 2014, from Fold3]


Harrigan Francis D
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Corpl.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

compiled service record

[compiled service record, E 91 PA, Francis Harrigan]
[transcribed 10 images, 17 May 2015, obtained from National Archives and Records Administration]


[image 1]

224 [?]
Harrigan, Francis D.
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Private | Corporal
CARD NUMBERS.
1 22048235
2 22048322
3 22048417
4 22048523
5 22048622
6 22048721
7 22048781
8 22048871
9 22048961
10 22049046
11 22049134
12 22049220
13 22049300
14 22049381
15 22049459
16 22049531
17 22049598
18 22049729
19 22038627
20 22049759
21 22049855
22 22049953
23 22050105
24 22050540
25 22039103
[the rest of the numbers are blank]

Number of personal papers herein 0
Book mark: [blank]
See also [blank]


[image 2, which consists of three cards]

[card 1]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D Harrigan
Corp, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Sept + Oct, 1864.
Present or absent [blank]
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: Discharged Sept 9/64 at Weldon R.R. Va Expiration of term of service

Book mark: [blank]
Reynolds Copyist.


[card 2]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D. Harrigan
Corp, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Age 25 years.
Appears on Co. Muster-out Roll, dated
near Washington, D.C., July 10, 1865.
Muster-out to date [blank]
Last paid to Received pay in full

Clothing account:
Last settled [blank]; drawn since $[blank]
Due soldier $[blank]; due U.S. $[blank]
Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $[blank]

Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., $[blank]
Bounty paid $[blank]; due $[blank]
Remarks: Discharged by reason of expiration of term of service, Sept. 9 /62.

From Second Auditor's Roll.

Book mark: [blank]
Collings Copyist.


[card 3]

H | 91 | Pa.
Samuel [sic] P. [?] Harrigan
Corpl, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Age 27 years.
Appears on a
Detachment Muster-out Roll
of the organization named above. Roll dated
Near Petersburg, Va., Sept 9, 1864.
Muster-out to date Sept 9, 1864.
Last paid to Feb 29, 1864.

Clothing account:
Last settled [blank]; drawn since $[blank]
Due soldier $22 45/100; due U.S. $[blank]
Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $[blank]

Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., $[blank]
Bounty paid $[blank]; due $100 00/100
Remarks: M.O. by reason of expiration of term

Book mark: [blank]
EB Parker [?] Copyist.


[image 3, which consists of 3 cards]

[card 1]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D Harrigan
Pvt, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Dated Oct 31 1861.

Joined for duty and enrolled:
When Aug 27, 1861.*
Where Philada *
Period 3 years.*

Present or absent not stated
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]

Remarks: [blank]

* See enrolment on card from muster-in roll
Book mark: [blank]
Sargent [Copyist.]


[card 2]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D Harrigan
Pvt, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Dated Dec 31, 1861.
Present or absent not stated
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
Sargent Copyist.


[card 3]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D Harrigan
Pvt, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Jan + Feb, 1862.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
Sargent Copyist.


[image 4, which consists of three cards]

[card 1]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D Harrigan
Pvt, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for May + June, 1862.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
Sargent Copyist.


[card 2]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D Harrigan
Pvt, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Mch + Apl, 1862.
Present
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
Sargent Copyist.


[card 3]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D Harrigan
Pvt, Co. E, Col. Gregory's Reg't Pa. Inf.[dagger]
Age 24 years.
Appears on
Company Muster-in Roll
of the organization named above. Roll dated
Philadelphia Pa, Sept 9, 1861.
Muster-in to date Aug 28, 1861.

Joined for duty and enrolled + Mustered into Service
When Aug 28, 1861.*
Where Philada*
Period 3 years.*

Bounty paid [blank]
Remarks: [blank]

[dagger] This organization subsequently became Co. E, 91 Reg't Pa. Inf.
*See enrollment on subsequent card or cards.

Book mark: [blank]
Sargent Copyist.


[image 5, which consists of three cards]

[card 1]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D. Harrigan
Corpl, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Sept + Oct, 1862.
Present
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
Sargent Copyist.


[card 2]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D Harrigan
Corpl, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pa. Infantry.
Appears on Special Muster Roll
for Aug 18, 1862.
Present
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
Sargent


[card 3]

H | 91 | Pa
Francis D Harrigan
Corpl, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for July + Aug, 1862.
Present
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: Promoted from Pvt by Reg Order

Book mark: [blank]
[the copyists's name is cut off]


[image 6, which consists of 3 cards]

[card 1]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D Harrigan
Corp, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Nov + Dec, 1862.
Present
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
W. Har. Scott, Copyist.


[card 2]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D. Harrigan,
Corp, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Nov 1 /62 to Feb 28, 1863.
Present.
Stoppage,$[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
W Har. Scott, Copyist.


[card 3]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis. D Harrigan
Corp, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pa. Infantry.
Appears on Special Muster Roll
for Apr 10, 1863.
Present or absent x Not stated
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]

x Recapitulation shows him present for duty.
Book mark: [blank]

W. Har. Scott, Copyist.


[image 7, which consists of 3 cards]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D Harrigan.
Corp, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for July + Aug, 1863.
Present
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
W. Har. Scott Copyist.


[card 2]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D. Harrigan.
Corp, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Feby 28 to May 10, 1863.
Present.
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
W. Har. Scott, Copyist.


[card 3]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D. Harrigan
Corp, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for May + June, 1863.
Present.
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
W. Har. Scott, Copyist.


[image 8, which consists of three cards]

[card 1]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D. Harrigan
Corp, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Jany and Feby, 1864.
Present or absent [blank]
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: Transferred by Special order No 177, of Gen Eyre's temporarily Dec 31 -63.

Book mark: [blank]
W. Har. Scott Copyist.


[card 2]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D Harrigan,
Corp, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Nov + Dec, 1863.
Present.
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
W. Har. Scott, Copyist.


[card 3]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D Harrigan,
Corp, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Sept + Oct, 1863.
Present.
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
W. Har. Scott, Copyist.


[image 9, which consists of three cards]

[card 1]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D. Harrigan
Corp, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Mch + Apl, 1864.
Present
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
J. N. Prichardson [??] Copyist.


[card 2]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D Harrigan
Corp, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for May + June, 1864.
Present
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
Reynold, Copyist.


[card 3]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D. Harrigan
Corp, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on a
Detachment Muster Roll
of the organization named above,
for Jan. + Feb., 1864.
Station Camp at Warrenton Junction
Present
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]

This detachment was temporarily transferred to and mustered with the 155 Reg't Pa. Inf. per S.O. No. 177, Jan. 1, 1864, and S.O. No. 30, Feb. 25, 1864, Hd. Qrs. 2d Div., 5 A.C., the 91 Reg't Pa. Inf. having re-enlisted for three years.

Book mark: [blank]
Collings Copyist.


[image 10, which consists of one card]

H | 91 | Pa.
Francis D Harrigan
Corpl, Co. E, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for July + Aug, 1864.
Present
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
Reynolds Copyist.

death notice

[death notice, D F Harrigan, Philadelphia Inquirer 8 January 1892, page 6]

HARRIGAN.--On the 6th inst., D. F. Harrigan.

The relatives and friends of the family, also the members of the Ninety-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Saturday norning, at 8.30 o'clock, from his late residence, No. 1511 South Eighth street. High mass at Annunciation Church. Interment at New Cathedral Cemetery.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6 January 1892, #14545 [?], Francis D Harrigan]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

14545 [?]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Francis D. Harrigan
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 53 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Jan 6" 1892
7. Cause of Death, Heart disease - valvular
Eric [??] Wiley M.D.
Residence, 330 Reed St.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Carpenter
9. Place of Birth, [blank]
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 2nd
12. Street and Number, 1511 [?? last two digits very unclear] So 8th St.
13. Date of Burial, Jany 9th 1892
14. Place of Burial, New Cathedral Cemetery
C. J. Dougherty Undertaker.
Residence, 830 So 5th St.

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